Monday, February 16, 2009

Viceroy Hotel

My husband & I have been planning a family trip to the US of A for some time and I have been looking for accomodation when I came across the very lovely Viceroy in Santa Monica, designed by the very talented Kelly Wearstler
I absolutely love Hollywood Regency style. The Ivy in Sydney is very similar to the Viceroy with it's colour and style.
I think I will just have to go there for dinner! Just thought some of you may have been there and could share some stories of your experience.




Love the green!


21 comments:

lily-g said...

I would so stay at that hotel but I can imagine it would be up there in price. I love the boutique hotels the best. love KW style!

vicki archer said...

Have fun in that gorgeous place - The Viceroy looks suberb. I can't wait to visit the Ivy when I am next in Sydney, xv.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Niccee. Did'ja book it???

Porchlight Interiors said...

Yes Judy, I think I can only dream about it.
A little out of my price range I would say Linda.
You will love the Ivy Vicki!

Beautiful Living said...

It's gorgeous! You have to take some pics when you're there! :)

Sharnel said...

Looks stunning. Would love to visit too.

Velvet and Linen said...

KW did a wonderful job with the Viceroy.
We live in Santa Monica not very far from the hotel.
Given my hectic life with three kids, hubby, and work I have only been there once for dinner. It was quite a treat! Please let me know when you come to visit. It would be so much fun to meet in person!

xo
Brooke

Blushing hostess said...

I love this hotel and Santa Monica! The Viceroy has, for me a fresh perspective as hotels go, nothing is as one expects it, everything is moving and old once again at the same time. Great balance of art and function. It is like waking up in a museum to old Hollywood. Bring your glam dresses and shoes...

Millie said...

I'm happy to do a 'Reccie' for you - beleive me it wouldn't be any trouble at all! Let me know when I can expect the ticket & my expenses cheque!

I've had a coffee at a place called Viceroy Cafe in Adelaide - it was OK - does that count?
Millie ^_^

Tina said...

this place looks gorgeous, loving all the greens!

My Notting Hill said...

My sister stayed there the night before and after her wedding - (their honeymoon was a month later It is fabulous. The only minor thing I noticed though is that the hallways were really dark - not much lighting. I think you'd get the experience having dinner there and hanging out in the lounge. Santa Monica is my favorite part when visiting LA.

Sweet Nothings said...

I live in LA and always go for drinks there. it is soo glam. just gorg.

DesignTies said...

I really like the design of the carpet in the first picture. And the overall glam look of all the rooms really appeals to me -- love those tufted sofas!!

Enjoy your trip to the US, wherever you decide to stay :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

gina said...

Beautiful Pictures! Love the pops of green and lime. I just did a post on lime please visit and check it out.

DesignTies said...

All the photos you've shared from the Viceroy are stunning, but I have to say I'm blown away by the first pic with the green sofa and that fantabulous rug! Talk about a hit of wonderful colour in a neutral setting!
Victoria @ DesignTies

mamta p said...

we are doing the same for our trip in May, check out the Mondrian in Miami beach, its amazing.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Brooke, thanks for the invitation. It would be so fantastic to meet you, A real highlight to going away I'm sure

Porchlight Interiors said...

Thanks Blushing Hostess for sharing your experience. It sounds fabulous!

And Millie, I think you should come too!

Thanks My Notting Hill and sweet nothings!, I will definately put Santa Monica on the Itinarey, especially if I get to meet the lovely Brooke Gianetti!

Thank you everyone else for all your lovely comments.

Lauren said...

wow so beautiful. love all the green

mondo cherry said...

Very swish indeed. I would have to bribe my kids to be on their best behaviour before taking them there!
We have just posted on where we blog and have passed the challenge on to you...
Clare

Alkemie said...

I also adore hollywood regency style!! What a great spread :) I think having dinner there is a lovely idea in lieu of the prices of actually staying there. If they had afternoon tea, that would be lovely too. Not sure if they do.

Cheers,
Karen O.